Date: 10/9/19 4:11 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (08 Oct 2019) 34 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 13 108
Bald Eagle 1 27 209
Northern Harrier 0 5 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 25 236 511
Cooper's Hawk 3 32 61
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 12 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 39
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 85 205
Merlin 1 16 52
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 7 27

Total: 34 453 3882
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler

Visitors:
Hikers- 16


Weather:
Temps- 55-60 Deg.F, Winds NE@ 2-5mph
Cloud cover at 90 percent all day
AM started with dense fog that cleared by 10:00am

Raptor Observations:
BE- 12:14I

Thanks very much to Brian Butler and Al Ambler
for hiking in today to get the count done !
We were hoping that after Sunday and Monday's rain
the break in the precipitation would provide a
"push" of raptors. We had some birds but not
nearly enough ! As BB said " we ALWAYS want more! "
Bird(s) of the Day goes to the two male Kestrels
that came in right over the watch site in the few
minutes of afternoon sunshine that we had all day.
Beauties !!!!
3 additional Bald Eagles and 1 Northern Harrier
seen but not counted today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 2
Mourning Cloak
TV's & BV's
Canada Geese- many
Blue Jays- many
Ravens- 2
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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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